3/26/12 Answer LA is also doing a march for Trayvon. If you feel compelled to join them I ask you do, bu remember this is not an occupy event, this is not for occupy, it is for support of Trayvon and his family. http://www.facebook.com/events/277407669004499/
Also next sunday here will be another event at the park the 3/25 march ended at. This is also not an OLA event, but is a great opportunity to meet people in the community, hear their struggles, and be an observer. When I get info I will post it.
In a couple of weeks our 6 month anniversary is coming up. People still seem to be thinking Occupy is not doing anything. Why is this? Because we do not control the corporate media. We depend on citizen journalists for news. This works great for those of us in the know, well for the most part, but it does nothing for the rest of the audience we are trying to reach.
I have been thinking a lot lately about how to reach more people. We need to use their tactics against them. One of the issues is we just cannot compete on the monetary scale that big business does. Taking out commercial ads during prime time TV is extremely expensive, as are full page ads in widely distributed publications. So how do we overcome this?
I found out through a friend about some arrests up in Oakland I wasn't very familiar with. So tonight I looked up the charges and the case and was disgusted. Three of Occupy Oaklands occupiers were accused of theft, and jailed on $100,000 bond. One is still in and could not be bailed out. Oakland has started a letter wiring campaign to him to keep his spirits up, and I think it would be nice if we joined in.
On almost a daily basis I hear the same thing again and again; “Isn't Occupy over?” The answer is pretty clear: NO!
All across the nation Occupy is still rolling along. In some places it is completely hidden away due to climate, or even due to unpopularity with local governments, and having to move meetings indoors. As spring begins we will see a re-awakening of the movement, and I believe the momentum will only build from there.
We heard about Occupy Oakland's Move-In Day and read about their plans to occupy space and convert it into a community center. I was excited to participate in their actions, for both the learning experience and as a way to start connecting better with other occupations. In reference to Occupy Oakland, we are one and the same movement. We are all occupiers. We are brothers and sisters. And solidarity sees no regional difference.